Editor’s note: Remembering Martha Monsson

February 21, 2014 at 8:41 PM EST

Last November, the PBS NewsHour ran a series of reports exploring how the Affordable Care Act was affecting the lives of Americans. On November 13, we aired our report about Martha Monsson, a Colorado woman with cancer who lost her health insurance when her husband lost his job. Monsson voiced support for the new law’s guarantee of care for those with pre-existing conditions. Monsson passed away on February 20, 2014.

Watch our original report below, or view the complete transcript from November 13.